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Zen Yai Thai

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771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-441-1640
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good46%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (4 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
“boat noodle” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
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LOCATION
771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant for really delicious Thai food. Considering that it is located in the middle of San Francisco the value for money is just excellent! The Pad Thai is great!

Thank Stefan H
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ordered food to get delivered over the weekend. Tried their boat noodles, spicy chicken salad, papaya salad and pad thai. The boat noodles were so good! so much flavor. The spicy chicken salad was very disappointing. too much rice powder. tasted blan and mealy. Papaya...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner last night with my husband. We ordered the Massaman chicken and Green Sea (green curry seafood) curries. Both were delicious and full of flavour, and the serving sizes were generous. I could have easily just eaten white rice with the green...More

Thank Jac Y
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Ok I am a Thai food snob. Lived in Thailand for many years and there is nothing more annoying to me than poorly executed Thai food. This place serves amazing Thai soup. You cannot wrong with this place. Cool atmosphere is a very colorful neighborhood

Thank khonkaen
Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you are looking for great thai food in SF, this is the place to go. However, the wait can be really long as they get pretty crowded.

Thank ajlaut
Reviewed February 22, 2016

I went here on the recommendation of a Thai cooking youtuber who lived in San Francisco. I ordered the Boat noodles, starter to share and two Thai Ice teas. Boat noodles were absolutely gorgeous. Thai Green curry was phenomenal. The starter was fantastic, I'm not...More

Thank David J
Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were pleased to find this place open at 1pm because a lot of surrounding places didn't open until 5pm. Service was great. Food was tasty. Price was reasonable.

Thank relaxescape
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I'm Thai visiting SF. All I can tell is I feel like I'm in Thailand. Real Thai taste. Must try! Real Thai noodle! Real Thai noodle! Real Thai noodle!

Thank Varan O
Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is the spot to go from boat noodles. They have a Thai language menu written on the wall that has several soups not listed on the English menu. They are only a few dollars for a small bowl so it's great to try them...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was staying at a hostel in the next block and didn't feel like walking far for dinner so I gave this place a try. I was NOT disappointed. Imagine finding Pad Thai for $7.50 in San Francisco! The family who runs the place were...More

Thank Kilgore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-1640
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